LOS ANGELES, November 9 – Boxing’s most charismatic and explosive young star, Adrien “The Problem” Broner, returns to the ring on November 17 to challenge for his second divisional world title against World Boxing Council (WBC) Lightweight World Champion Antonio DeMarco. To get ready for this highly-anticipated battle, FOX Deportes will bring fight fans four spectacular knockouts from Broner, and one epic finish by DeMarco on a special Classics feature on Saturday, November 10 on FOX Deportes beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Cincinnati’s Broner has captivated the boxing world with his gift of gab and electric personality, but he’s also done a pretty good job with his fists too and this upcoming edition of FOX Deportes Classics will show you just what happens to opponents when they meet “The Problem.” This weekend’s Fox Deportes Classics will take viewers back to 2010 and 2011 to watch Broner’s knockout victories over Rafael Lora, Ilido Julio, Jason Litzau and Vicente Martin Rodriguez. The four fights demonstrate how the young star tore through top competition in the junior lightweight division, until he had nowhere else to go but up as he now prepares for his first world title battle in the lightweight division against Demarco.
Not to be outdone, the current WBC Lightweight World Champion, Tijuana’s DeMarco, will also show his power punching and aggressive style in the fight that put him on center stage and earned him his world title, the October 15, 2011 battle with Jorge “El Nino De Oro” Linares in which the 26-year-old southpaw halted the always-tough Linares with a come from behind 11th round technical knockout victory.
Broner vs. DeMarco, a 12-round fight for DeMarco’s WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R & R Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions, sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Caesars Atlantic City and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The co-main event will be a 12-round heavyweight clash between Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks for Mitchell’s NABO title.
Tickets priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com.